How tall is Derek Jacobi

Derek Jacobi's Height

5ft 8in (173 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 9.5in (177 cm)
British Actor best known for starring in tv series Cadfael and for roles in films such as The Kings Speech, Gladiator, Dead Again and Underworld: Evolution. His agency CV lists him 5ft 10 and 77kg (170 pounds). I met him at a London Film Convention and thought in his early 70's he looked in the 5ft 8 range.

Derek Jacobi at London Film Con
5ft 8 Rob with Sir Derek

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Average Guess (5 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 9.35in (176.1cm)
Current: 5ft 8.2in (173.2cm)
anon said on 21/Dec/16
Rob, Have you ever Watched Last Tango in Halifax, What do you think about Josh Bolt who plays Raff on the show?
Editor Rob: could be 5ft 10 now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Dec/16
Rob, he looks 1in shorter than you...
Johno said on 23/Aug/16
0.75-inches shorter than Rob.
Sam said on 21/Aug/16
He looks a weak 5'8 in that photo. Rob has a good edge of height on him.
Robby D said on 17/Mar/16
Rob, what kind of footwear did you and he have on? He never looked 5' 8" in "The Last Tango in Halifax" and he looks to be at least an inch shorter than you in that photo. On the assumption you are wearing sneakers I would say he is 5' 7" max.
Editor Rob: I think he had near to an inch basic shoe and I had a good inch sneaker.
Johno said on 19/Feb/16
5'7.5 there with Rob and i suspect Sir Ian Mckellan would measure a weak-5'10.
Editor Rob: I don't think he was any less than me when I shook his hand. I thought he was still 5ft 8 range...
Johnny said on 7/Feb/16
@Rob
How much can height shrink with age?
Editor Rob: By 70, many men on average would lose near an inch...by 80 about 2 inch on average.

I'd say if you reached age 70 with half inch loss you've done well, 1 inch by 80 is very good too.
Vibram said on 30/Oct/14
I doubt he's lost 4cm.
The Master said on 18/Jun/14
Actually, you are the same height. On an old episode of Minder, he looked taller than Dennis Waterman. But he was also wearing heels...
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jun/14
Odd thing is that he looked a bit taller than Daniel Craig in Love is the Devil which was 1998!!
The Master said on 9/Apr/14
looks shorter than rob. not sure about the peak height either.

Fully agree.
PLB said on 1/Jul/13
I like Jacoby but his height isn't what makes him interesting. I'm shocked to see that there is no entry for Edd China who is also interesting and very damn tall.
cole said on 29/Jun/13
Looks more 171,5-172 with you, Rob.
[Editor Rob: I really thought he was identical height, but sometimes a camera lense can add/take a little height from someone, that might be the case here.]
lelman said on 12/Jun/13
He does not look happy, rob! Haha! If you're just over 5'8" then he looks about 5'8" maybe ever so slightly under.
Butcher said on 8/Jun/13
About 5'7.7.
jtm said on 31/May/13
looks shorter than rob. not sure about the peak height either.
Big T said on 29/May/13
I made a comment about Jacobi and Burt Reynolds in the film "A Bunch of Amateurs" many years ago on this page, but it has been deleted....but my vague recollection is Jacobi was taller than Reynolds! Now that's food for thought...
little sue said on 25/May/13
In the film Love is the Devil made in 1998 he looks almost the same as Daniel Craig when they are standing facing each other in a naked shot. That would make him a bit under Craig at 5ft 9.5, he has obviously lost weight in older age.
cd said on 25/May/13
I believe 172 cm now and 176 cm peak.
RoelC said on 22/May/13
I think he's best known for his starring role in "I Claudius". That show is regarded a classic and Jacobi won a BAFTA award for his portrayal of Claudius.

He looks shorter than you in above pic. He's 74 now, but I don't think he was ever 5'10". He never really struck me as a tall person. He was always one of the shortest actors in every movie/tv-show I've seen him in.
jainadru said on 16/Apr/07
Met him in Chichester and spent a lovely 1/2 hour in conversation. He has the most amazing ability of making you believe you're the most important person on the planet while he's speaking with you.
CelebHeights Editor said on 11/Oct/05
His agency CV lists him 5ft 10 and 77kg.

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